Lives: Bilzen, Belgium
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Grand Slam titles: 1-US Open-2005
Record at Wimbledon: 2005-fourth round, 2004-DNP, 2003-semi-final, 2002-second round, 2001-quarter-final, 2000-second round, 1999-fourth round
Returned from a career-threatening left wrist injury in February last year and has since shot back up the rankings after becoming the first woman since Steffi Graf to win Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.
A troublesome right knee interrupted her progress in May, although she looked impressive at Roland Garros until losing to Davenport in the quarter-finals having led 6-1 3-1.
Has the all-court game to excel on grass, doubts about her ability to go all the way at a grand slam were wardened off when she won the US Open last year.